The Japanese Pickled Ginger Martini

Get ready for winter with this ice-cold Japanese-Russian-British infusion. If Moscow cuts off Europe’s gas supplies this is how to stay warm! I love gari (Japanese pickled ginger) and wanted to incorporate it into a drink for ages. Similar to making Limoncello the aim is to infuse clear spirit and add it to a classic martini. Take 1 small pile of gari slices (as in … Continue reading The Japanese Pickled Ginger Martini

The Churchill Martini

This is a crowd pleaser.    Winston Churchill was one of the world’s greatest war-time political leaders. He was also a martini drinker. We can thank both him and the classic drink for leading the fight against fascism. “I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me” What should be noted is that Churchill liked his martinis to be somewhat … Continue reading The Churchill Martini

Rosemary’s Baby martini – not as terrifying as it sounds

Remember the Rosemary Martini I made the other day? I experimented slightly last night and have subsequently come up with a Version Two. Using the rosemary-infused gin/vodka from the same recipe, put together the martini using the following proportions: 1 part (or to taste) sweet vermouth 1 part rosemary gin/vodka 4 parts normal chilled gin/vodka It’s more subtle than the full blown rosemary martini but … Continue reading Rosemary’s Baby martini – not as terrifying as it sounds